JHB emergency services on high alert for floods

Emergency services are once again calling on residents and motorists to avoid low lying bridges and roads.

Rescue teams and police have been deployed across Gauteng in places where there has been some considerable damage caused by heavy rains. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) say they're once again on high alert following flooding in some parts of Gauteng overnight.

Areas in Tshwane, Soweto and central Johannesburg were hit by flash floods yesterday.

LISTEN: Rain gauge measures above average rainfall in Gauteng.

The South African Weather Service says cloudy conditions will persist over Gauteng until Sunday but the intensity of rainfall will decrease.

EMS is once again calling on residents and motorists to avoid low-lying bridges and roads.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said, "We already have teams in places like Alexandra because previously we had to remove people who were along the river stream. If there is a need for us to remove them then we'll move them."

Rescue teams and police have been deployed across Gauteng in places where there has been some considerable damage caused by heavy rains. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

The SA Weather Service said it's expecting around 50 millimeters of rain over the next 24 hours.